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Nexsen Pruet Wraps Up Successful Nonprofit Symposium

April 3, 2017

On February 24, 2017 Nexsen Pruet hosted their first Nonprofit Symposium in Columbia. The event was organized by Sue Odom, leader of NP's Nonprofit and Exempt Organizations Industry Group, as a means for Nexsen Pruet to give back to the nonprofit community.

The symposium was a tremendous success with more than 60 individuals representing nonprofits and exempt organizations all across South Carolina in attendance. Attendees said the symposium "exceeded expectations." Nexsen Pruet has already begun making plans for next year's event.

Speakers included University of South Carolina Law Professor Jim Burkhard, and Shannon Wiley, General Counsel at the South Carolina Office of the Secretary of State. Nexsen Pruet attorneys Burnie MaybankJones DuBose, Jeanne BornJay Hennig and Jim Rourke also spoke.

Topics discussed at the symposium included:

  • Nonprofit Traps and Pitfalls - Burnie Maybank
  • Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act - Registration Requirements - Shannon Wiley
  • Lotteries and Raffles - Shannon Wiley
  • Nonprofit Corporate Governance - Jeanne Born
  • Corporate Compliance and Best Practices - Jones DuBose
  • IRS Quid Pro Quo and Substantiation Rules - Jim Rourke
  • Mergers, Affiliations, and Dissolutions - Jay Hennig
  • Federal Volunteer Protection Act - Prof. Jim Burkhard

Our nonprofit and exempt organization attorneys are leaders in their field, helping tax-exempt organizations and nonprofit corporations navigate some of the most complex legal issues they face. If you are looking for counsel on a particular issue please reach out to Sue Odom at or any of our Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Industry group members.

If you would like to be a part of the Nexsen Pruet Nonprofit and Exempt Organization Industry Group mailing list please email Kelehear Jones at